What is a Gulet blue cruise?

Gulet Blue cruise is not an ordinary type of holidays. On gulet cruise you will experience different bays, tows and islands every day. The crew will take care of all your wishes. Experienced captain, chef and sailors will make sure your only thing to do while on cruise is relax, swim and ejnoy in things you prefer the most.

When you try this kind of holidays once, you will never wish to go on a standard hotel holidays again as the experience you will gather is truly amazing. You can either rent a cabin on a gulet and join other people on board or you can gather a group of friends and family and rent entire gulet just for yourself.

Choosing the right GULET CRUISE?

When choosing the right gulet cruise there are 4 questions you need to prepare your answers to:

  1. What is your aproximate budget you had in mind or the money you are willing to spend for your gulet cruise holidays?
  2. Departure date/period?
  3. Number of passengers in your group?
  4. The interests of your group and according to this we will prepare you tailor-made itinerary suggestion. Of cousre it can be then modify regarding your preferences or "MUST" see places!

Once you know the answers, you have almost UNLIMITED OPTIONS for your gulet cruise. Untill now, you had to search several web pages and contact a lot of different suppliers. On this page a lot of gulet cruises offer are gathered on one place. If you give us the information mentioned above, we will give you several possibilites that suit your budget, schedule, destination and the number of passengers in your group. Choosing the right gulet is not easy so sometimes it is better to give all the info to one of our professionals and they will carefully guide you to entire proceedure from sendng the first inquiry and untill you get back home.

Do gulets sail and do I need a sailing licence to rent a gulet?

Gulets are CREWED MOTOR SAILING YACHTS! This means that they usually travel on MOTOR, but they also have sails and some of them also have really good sailing capabilities. However if sailing is truly very important for you you should notice this in your first inquiry you send us. A lot of gulets are not very well equiped with sailing equipment or they have captains which are not sailng experts. Gulets still mostly travel on motor, but there are exeptions of course. If you truly like sailing let us know and we will put you to gulet which can sail. Truly sail!

You do not need sailing licence of course to book a gulet. Gulet type ships are CREWED YACHTS, which means there is ALWAYS a crew that will take care of your needs. The Captain will drive the yacht for you. The cook will prepare food for you and a waiter will prepare everything, so that you can only sit by your table as in a hotel and eat your food – AND THE UNFORGETTABLE VIEWS OF THE SEA ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

So, you do not have to worry about knowing how to drive a gulet, you will not have to cook, you will not have to serve food, you will not have to clean dishes.

How is the price calculated on a blue cruise?

For gulet cruises (for private yacht charters) the main price is calculated as CHARTER PRICE where FOOD is always considered as extra payment.

Charter price ALWAYS includes:

   1. Fuel for 3 to maximum 4 hours of cruising a day;
   2. Crew (the number of crew members depends on the size of the gulet, the number of passengers, the price of the gulet);
   3. Insurance for the gulet, wages and food for the crew, service on board;
   4. Bed sheets;
   5. Bathroom towels.
 

FOOD is considered an extra payment. You can choose between HALF BOARD (breakfast, lunch), FULL BOARD (breakfast, lunch, dinner) or ALL INCLUSIVE (Full board + unlimited local drinks).

Standard menu costs for Half board are from 250 up to 300 €/person/week and Full board from 350 up to 500 €/person/week.

You can always choose from different menus: vegetarian menu, fish menu, meat menu, local food menu, super luxury menu, low budget menu...

If you decide for Gulet blue cruise cabin charter, then the price is calculated as price per person in double cabin, including full board or half board accomodation.  

Are there any extra (hidden) costs in addition to the charter price and food expenses?

Besides the mentioned costs, you have to consider some other costs as well. Some extra costs are COMPULSORY, while other only appear if you specifically ask for a service.

Transfers from airport to gulet and back: we cam also arrange and orgnize it for you, if you requested. It is an extra payment and we will let you know about it when we prepare the first offer for you.

  1. Drinks on board: It is not allowed to bring own drinks on board of a gulet. You can buy drinks  from the gulet's bar. You can also decide for an all-inclusive package (the costs are around 160 €, for Domestic drinks, produced by Croatian companies. The third option to pay a corcage fee/service fee and then you can bring own drinks on board and crew will store and serve drinks to you during your cruise. Service fee is from 600 to 1.000 € (it depends from owner to owner)
  2. Port taxes: Port tax costs depend on the route you have. Average port tax costs are from 400 EUR to around 700 EUR per week. In case you want to stay every day in a different marina or town, costs for larger gulets can sum up to 1.500 EUR/week or even more. On the other hand, if you overnight in wild moorings in some bays or isolated islands and enjoy the nature more, the costs of port taxes will be smaller.You always pay the costs according to the Port Authority bills
  3. On board activities (of course depends from gulet to gulet): waterskiing, donut-ride, jet-ski, parasailing, professional divingrafting, extra crew member, such as hostess or masseuse, special trips to national parks… These and many other activities on blue cruise and can be arranged as NON-MANDATORY extra costs. If you wish to include any of the on-board activities, please specify this before departure and it can all be arranged.
  4. And all other things you order are EXTRA.

Note: A/C running time is 4 to 6 hours per day (out of the ports or marinas). It all depends on gulet to gulet and it is determined in individual offer or contract. When the gulets are anchored in bays the A/C is running on generator and the generator is a bit noisy.

Do I have to share cabins with the crew?

All gulets are presented with the information on the number of cabins each gulest have. This is the number of cabins – FOR GUESTS! Crew always has separate crew cabins, so you do not have to worry about that. Also, if you see a gulet boat that you really like, but has one cabin less than what you need for your group, contact us anyway. Sometimes gulet owners make special favors and they might be willing to lend the owner's cabin to clients.

Will we sail during the blue cruise? Do we have to pay for fuel we use?

Some gulets are great sailors, while some are not. Main traveling on gulet blue cruise is on motor, but you will also sail 2 or 3 times in a week. Some gulets however have really good sailing capabilities and they offer special SAILING programs. Fuel for 4 hour cruise/day is always included in the charter price. Owners will never look at their watch and remind you how much time they cruised that day. If you have a special desire for longer than usual routes, we will discuss it with the captain and we will inform you about the extra costs in advance.Blue cruises are all about flexibility.

What is the usual booking procedure?

Once you have realized that our gulet offer is really the best possible vacation for you, you can either search for a gulet by yourself with the help of the SEARCH SYSTEM and send an inquiry with as much information as possible.

After that we will give you several offers, and you will decide in your group what suits you best. If for any reason nothing to your likes is found we will ask you for some more information about your wishes and we will make you another offer. Once we have found a gulet by your wishes, the procedure is as follows:

   1. We make a NON OBLIGATION option with the gulet owner, so nobody can book this period once you have reserved it.

   2. We prepare a contract between your group and our company and we send you also the GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS, SHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS and SHIP RULES and the invoice for deposit payment.

   3. After the deposit payment (50% of charter price) is made and contract signed - reservation is fixed.

   4. The difference has to be paid 5 weeks before departure or on spot, depends on the gulet and the country you are making reservation for.

   5. We will send you a PREFERENCE LIST SHEET 6 weeks before your departure where you give us all information about the food you wish to have on board, about the route you wish to make and about all activities you expect on board so that the crew on board is 100% prepared for your group arrival.

Why can gulettrader.com provide such great deals? 

Our aim is to serve BIGGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE with LOVER PROFIT MARGINS to get the same result in the end of the day. As we are 100% gulet blue cruise oriented company we do not spend any of our time on promoting hotels, yacht charter and bareboat charter operations or motor yacht business. This enables us to fully concentrate only on getting THE BEST DEALS and serving our clients the best we can along with keeping the same standards of quality even at lower prices.

We wish you a nice Gulet cruise!